March 29, 2012 - 4:52pm
“I just have one question before this morning’s vote, one simple question. Is this really the best we can do? Is this the best we have to offer folks who are staring at $4 a gallon gasoline? A bill that even Democrats admit won’t do anything to lower the price of gas? And a process that blocks any other idea from even coming to the floor for a vote?"
This has not been a good week for President Obama. The Supreme Court appears poised to rule his signature ObamaCare legislation unconstitutional, the House of Representatives rejected his budget proposal by a vote of 414-0, with not even a single Democrat voting for the thing, and the Senate...
March 29, 2012 - 10:56am
Promising new data shows Kentucky economy growing... with more growth on the way.
Two economic data points updated yesterday by the Federal Reserve show that daffodils aren't the only things blooming in Kentucky. As of the fourth quarter of 2011, Kentucky per capita income finally reached pre-recession levels, and the Federal Reserve's leading index forecasts Kentucky...
March 28, 2012 - 5:33pm
"If the excitement and frenzy and turbulence that’s been stirred up in Kentucky this week could be harnessed... we could solve our energy crisis."
By now, just about everyone knows about the Kentucky Wildcat fan who offered to trade his wife for Final Four tickets, and the two codgers who got into a fistfight at the Georgetown dialysis center, in a dispute over UofL vs.
March 27, 2012 - 5:11pm
'...an offer to trade his wife (at least temporarily) for some tickets to the Final Four basketball games being held next weekend in New Orleans..."
The yearly March Madness experienced here in Kentucky certainly has a tendency to reveal the smarmy underbelly of NCAA basketball fans; perhaps University of Kentucky Wildcat fans, in particular. And, lest readers suspect this judgment reflects the unabashed (and undenied) prejudice of the...
March 26, 2012 - 9:14pm
Fischer said he hoped the whiskey would “take the sting” out of UK’s predicted loss against the Louisville Cardinals next Saturday. He hinted that Wildcat fans needed to “start medicating” as soon as possible.
The mayors of Louisville and Lexington met today at the Kentucky History Center, in Frankfort, ostensibly to discuss economic development issues with other business and government officials. But we are in the midst of “March Madness,” so the conversations naturally devolved...